Bespoke Skylight & Glazing Solutions
We can manufacture to suit your design and offer the flexibility to work with you to achieve your requirements. For dimensions smaller than 2000mm wide or 1800mm high, we can manufacture the rooflight with a single outer frame. For larger sizes we would use our unique link system whereby a rooflight is manufactured to your overall dimensions using multiple frames to provide a virtually seamless row of rooflights.
Unlike the linking of the Lumen conservation rooflight standard sizes, this interlocking design considerably reduces the amount of visible steel between each casement and increases the amount of light and ventilation. Casements can be opening or fixed, have multiple or no glazing bars* and as with all our standard range, can be operated either with our hand mechanisms or electrically. *within manufacturing tolerances.
We like to provide accurate prices specific to each individual enquiry. We don't have a one size fits all approach to our bespoke Lumen rooflights and so it can take up to 24 hours to provide you with a quotation.
Our team will discuss your design requirements with you before putting a written quotation together. There are many options to consider from the number of opening or fixed casements, glazing specification, paint colour and manual or electric mechanisms. Your quotation can be sent via email, first class post or both if required.
We would usually give you a call a couple of days later to check that the information has been received and to ask whether any further details are needed. You will not be under any obligation to accept a quotation and we will not hassle you to do so. We are available to answer any questions or give advice.
Should you decide to proceed with a quotation for a bespoke Lumen rooflight, we would require your instruction to proceed along with a 50% deposit. We will then write to confirm the order and instruct our design team to produce a visual drawing for you. This process can take up to 10 days. When the drawing is prepared we will contact you and email or post a copy for you to review or discuss with your builder or planning department. Once you are happy that the drawing exactly matches your requirements, we will need your written approval (usually via email) at which point we shall proceed to the manufacturing stage. If something is not correct, tell us and we will amend the information and re-issue the drawing.
The manufacturing process usually takes approximately 6 weeks. Around one week before delivery we will contact you to discuss a suitable delivery date and to take the balance payment. Once this has been received we shall arrange the transportation to your site. Your drawing will show you exactly how big your bespoke Lumen rooflight will be. Please ensure that you have adequate facilities on site to unload your delivery. Likewise, please tell us of any restrictions or difficulties that may occur during the delivery process. Most deliveries will be supplied on a vehicle with a tail lift facility however, this may not be possible for large rooflights. Your invoice and drawings will give you an exact description of what your rooflight will look like, its size and the weight. If your rooflight is large it might be necessary for you to arrange equipment to unload the delivery vehicle and lift the rooflight into position.
Once safely delivered and installed your bespoke Lumen rooflight will be protected by the same guarantee as our stock range of Lumen conservation rooflights. Full details are available on our download page.
To view a selection of recent bespoke projects, please click on the blue bars below.
Bespoke Lumen RooflightDownload Technical PDF
The client initially required 58 single rooflights for a large construction project in Avon. After speaking with the Lumen technical team it was agreed that we could manufacture the skylights as large bespoke items to reduce the metalwork between each casement. This would provide the client with a greater amount of Pilkington glazing therefore increasing light within the same overall roof light dimension. The client also requested that some casements would be opening while others needed to remain fixed.Bespoke Skylight With Fixed And OpeningDownload Technical PDF
Our client wanted to achieve a specific number of casements within the overall roof light dimension. Three casements were to remain fixed whilst the two opening casements needed to operate with an electric mechanism. Due to the slim width and the long length of each casement it was decided to use the KA54/250 stroke mechanism operated with a GVL8304 control panel.Large Fixed Roof LightDownload Technical PDF
This project involved manufacturing a fixed skylight to match our conservation rooflight design. Our fixed roof light design forms a dummy casement as part of the outer framework. This allows the rooflight to have the appearance of a casement whilst reducing the amount of metalwork and slightly increases the amount of glazing.Lumen Bespoke Sky LightDownload Technical PDF
This rooflight was part of a larger order for a residential project in Surrey. The client wished to replace a number of failing aluminium frames and had a series of large individual roof lights, some opening and some fixed. This particular skylight was located in a bedroom where the client wanted to maximise the glazing area and to provide ventilation at the push of a button, utilising the KA54/350 stroke mechanism. The design was to match our Lumen conservation range to ensure a low profile against the tiles.Lumen Fixed Shut BespokeDownload Technical PDF
These skylights were used on a barn conversion and the client wanted to introduce light through a series of slim fixed rooflights. The conservation design allows the roof light to remain flush with the roof line and remain unobtrusive to the original architecture. As with all Lumen rooflights, these incorporated Pilkington Activ self clean glass with an argon gas filled cavity and Pilkington Optitherm to increase the thermal performance.Rooflight Double Opening With StrutsDownload Technical PDF
Used on a residential property in South London these rooflights where supplied with opening casements, one of which was to be used for access. As such these were designed with gas struts on one side of each roof light. All of the opening casements are operated for daily use with our solid brass winding mechanisms.Special Sized Skylight With electric MechanismDownload Technical PDF
These rooflights were supplied to a client in Scotland for a residential project. Due to the large size of each opening casement, the roof lights were fitted with KA54 electric actuators. As these were produced as bespoke items, we were able to fit special brackets to accommodate the actuator within the American oak frame of the rooflight.
All of these bespoke projects were produced with the following specification:
3mm zintec steel frame and casement (where required)
Polyester powder coat textured paint finish to RAL9005 matt black
American oak interior liners
24mm double glazed units comprised of toughened Pilkington Activ self clean, argon gas and toughened Pilkington Optitherm.